Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the pig take to cook?

To do the hog roast it usually takes around 6 hours to cook the pig.

Will the meat be cooked before you arrive?

No. Everything is prepared on site. We will arrive six hours before your chosen serving time to begin the hog roast. While the meat is cooking we will also prepare side dishes etc fresh on site.

Do you use free range pigs?

Yes in the past we have used free range pigs on many occasions. If our clients would prefer us to use free range pigs then it’s not a problem and we are happy to do this. Please just mention this when making your enquiry.

Do you offer alternatives to pork?

Yes we have a wide range of tasty meats to choose from including lamb, beef, chicken and turkey to name a few we also offer BBQ style options such as gourmet sausages and burgers kebabs and spare ribs. As well we have a vast choice of meat free alternatives suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Can I make changes to the sample menus?

Yes. We are more than happy to work with you to adapt the menus to create your ideal feast. Please just ask a member of the sales team when making your enquiry.

When hiring a machine from you is a week the maximum time we can hire it for?

No. There are no time restrictions on our machine hire service. As long as it is pre arranged then it isn’t a problem.

Do you offer side dishes as well as Hog Roasts?

Yes. The majority of our menus include side dishes included in the price which are also freshly prepared by our chefs. You can also provide your own side dishes as well if you want to.

What is the maximum number of people you can cater for?

There is no maximum number of people for us. It doesn’t matter whether you are catering for 100 or 1000 we will make sure that nobody goes hungry.

Do I need to hire a function room when using Spitting Pig for my catering or can I use you at my home?

There are no restrictions on location. Our machines are easily put together and can be used indoors or outsides whether it is at a conference centre or in your living room.

Once cooked, how is a hog roast served?

It is entirely up to you how it is served. Our trained chefs carve the meat when ready and then depending which menu you have chosen the roast is served in many different ways. For example we can serve it as simple sandwiches or provide waiter service and bring it to your guests as part of a three course dinner.

When organising a party or event you always want every detail to be perfect. Spitting pig London aim to answer all your questions to the best of our ability and leave no stone unturned when it comes to organising your event. If you have any questions before, during or after your then do not hesitate to ask us. This page is here to try and solve any problems you may be having or answer any questions you may have. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for then please feel free to contact us via email or telephone.  We are here to help and create your perfect day.

Whether you are worried about the number of guests at your party or the location of your party we aim to solve all your catering needs. There is no such thing as a silly question and our team of event planners know the industry inside out so the chances of them not knowing the answers are slim. For example, the questions above are just a few of the types of questions that we get on a regular basis. All these questions have simple answers and if you feel like you need more details then just give us a call or explore the rest of our website. Having a good look at our website will provide you with all the answers that you need.

It is more than likely that answer you are looking for is located on our website already. If you take the side dish question for example; the menu section goes into great detail about the side dishes that we offer and what is included in the various menus that we offer. These frequently asked questioned are just a concise and quick way of providing you with straight forward answers.   The most important thing about any party or event is that it runs smoothly and everyone enjoys themselves. We make sure that the entire day is hassle free. We aim to offer piece of mind when organising your event by keeping in touch with you throughout the build up to the party and during the party itself. If you have any queries we are here to help. It is important for us to know that you are having good time like everyone else. We want you to feel comfortable when asking questions. The FAQ’s are here to help you if you have any insecurity about your party. The last thing we want to do is plan your party and have something playing on the back of your mind.